Godsmack, 30 Seconds to Mars, Guns n Roses, and Marilyn Manson all on the… wait, Marilyn Manson… on the… Rock Report? Check it out if you missed it this morning!
Godsmack singer Sully Erna has come to the defense of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, who has taken flak from artists like Slash and Kid Rock for his decision to become a judge on the new season of American Idol. Speaking on Detroit rock station WRIF last week, Erna said of Tyler’s move, “I think it’s brilliant. Beyond good. I think he’s gonna be the male Paula Abdul, ’cause he’s a little bit dingy, you know what I mean?! He’s probably all pilled up, and he’s gonna be funny. I mean, he’s witty, he’s really witty.” As for Rock, who called Tyler’s new gig “the stupidest thing he’s ever done in his life,”
30 Seconds To Mars releases a deluxe edition of the band’s latest album, This Is War, today. In addition to the original CD, the package contains an alternate take of the single “Hurricane,” featuring a guest appearance from Kanye West, along with live cover versions of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and West’s “Stronger.” A bonus DVD is also included, featuring the band’s music videos for the songs “Kings & Queens” and “Closer To The Edge,” plus other content. The group has announced that it will play a special New Year’s Eve (December 31st) show at the Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Although it took more than a decade — 13 years, to be exact — for Guns N’ Roses to release its Chinese Democracy album in 2008, the follow-up to that effort may come sooner than anyone thinks. Guns guitarist D.J. Ashba said in an interview at last week’s launch party for the Call Of Duty: Black Ops. Rose himself hinted in an interview back in 2002 that he had enough songs to follow up Chinese Democracy in rapid succession, saying, “The plan is to drop the record. Have a bunch of extra tracks . . . about a year or so down the road, drop another record, and drop a third record. This is a three stage thing; we’ll be touring for a real long time.”
Marilyn Manson has signed with U.K.-based independent label Cooking Vinyl for the release of his next album. His next album, due out in fall 2011, and possibly another one after that. Cooking Vinyl does not have a U.S. distribution deal in place yet for the record, but expects to release it in 45 countries. Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, also has 849,000 Facebook followers.